3D Crazy Characters with Morphi app and the Dremel 3D40 Printer

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Over the past few weeks our second graders have been working on our “Crazy Characters” project. Students used the Morphi Edu app to draw a crazy character, then simply tapped a button in the app to turn their character into 3D. The completed files were emailed to Miss Bosch to print on our 3D printers.

crazy character1resizedThe second graders gave their crazy character a name and wrote a story to describe him or her.



After the characters were printed on our Dremel 3040 and 3D20 printers, the students used Sharpie markers to color in the characters. They look amazing! Here’s a video showing the students working on their characters:

We are now using the Book Creator app to combine the characters with backgrounds, the story text, and audio recording of the story. We will be publishing our completed Crazy Character book to iTunes!


Disclosure: As a part of the Dremel 3D Idea Builder Ambassadors program, our school is receiving the use of the 3D40 printer for one year. If you are interested in learning more about the Dremel Idea Builder 3D40 printer, you may contact https://3dprinter.dremel.com/education-request.  I’d appreciate it if you noted Karen Bosch/this blog post as a referral in the comments/questions section at the bottom of the form.  Thanks!




  1. Hi,
    We just unboxed our Dremel 3D printer today –
    We already printed the school bus – so we know everything works.
    We will get our students to read your stories and give you feedback.

    We want to use it tomorrow with our Grade 3 – any tips of where to start would be greatly appreciated.

  2. Karen Bosch says:

    Thanks, you will love the printer! And thanks for sharing our book with your students – they would love any feedback/comments.
    I just did a presentation on 3D printing. Here is the link to slides and resources, maybe you will get some more ideas.


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